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Discussion in 'Tea Room (Book Chat)' started by jessica, December 2, 2021.

  1. Threadmarks: Bookwheel 1

    jessica Citizen of Logres

    ::thumbsupbook::::thumbsupbook::Oh holy wow.::lols::::BookHappy::

    What readers did when they ran out of space in the 1500s.


    This is fantastic. I want one!
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  2. CatInASuit

    CatInASuit Administrator Staff Member

    That is amazing.

    I wonder how they counterweight each of the shelves going round to keep them level?
  3. Kindler

    Kindler Active Member

    That's really cool.

    I've always wanted a set of those movable library shelves on tracks that go back and forth.
  4. tirial

    tirial IT fixer extraordinaire

    Don't know about the counterweight, but the guys who built a modern version used gears. If you want it for your flat, the compact model weighs 600lbs.

    How Students Built a 16th-Century Engineer's Book-Reading Machine
  5. Terry

    Terry Active Member

    It's amazing what you can do with a few planks of wood and that would look great in any library or museum on literature.

    I'd be a little worried about using it, but long legs and knees catch on that kind of thing.
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    skye Active Member

    I'm not sure how the galley works, but if Bookangel can add the image I have sent to them to my post, I think this is fantastic.

    Leiden Bookwheell
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    Last edited by a moderator: December 16, 2021
  7. Angel

    Angel Munificent Critic

    I would like to order one. I have several large tomes that would probably grace it's shelves rather well.
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    porridge Active Member

  9. Mine all mine

    Mine all mine Active Member

    Yeah. Think the 3d printed one might be more in my budget.
  10. jessica

    jessica Citizen of Logres

    ::cute::They can do that?::AlienBook::
  11. Terry

    Terry Active Member

    The only thing it is missing is the cup holder, so it stays in place as your books move around.

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